Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 119,408,100
Catalog: KM-192a
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Silver-Manganese
Fineness: 0.3500
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1945 P 5C MS obverse 1945 P 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of 1945 P nickels seems to have led to rushed work of mediocre quality. Most are not fully struck, and worn dies are frequently seen. On the plus side, so many Mint State pieces survive that finding a decent one is just a matter of patience. Even so, 5FS pieces are quite scarce, and 6FS coins are genuinely rare.

This issue is a variety hunter's treasure trove, as it is known for several doubled-die reverses of an appealing nature. In addition there are dozens of different repunched mintmark varieties, several of which are prominent enough to carry a premium. These varieties are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1945 P 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.75 4.00 5.00 8.00 16.00 25.00 60.00 625 3250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 -
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 125 390 6850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 11000 -
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3529
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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8/11/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1921, 1921/Lot# 1180 $35.00
1/29/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 312 $32.20
10/20/2007 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2437, 2437/Lot# 1153 $179.20
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1966 $833.75
9/28/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68101, 68101/Lot# 61635 $57.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1928 $69.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 224599 $15.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333366999912121628631022371303312634724173
33334679991012132040761475921911324137060
00000079991012132040761475921911324100
00000089991112152451891929482518335700
1945 P 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666999916162032721152581375327036284347
66666679991116172445861636302007338938680
00000079991116172445861636302007338900
0000008999141619285910121010032638350900
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50545459636772768185891021191351552374379744389466951256616
515456606469737882869310812414218230461621124482482156220
000000737882869310812414218230461621124482482100
000000757984889811313014821037079532514576497300
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7272768189949810210611511912714716719027299010284539481752646753
72737884919599103109116122134154175217511100321984632496657600
00000099103109116122134154175217511100321984632496600
000000101105112118124140160182245751101533694724511500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4565
Owner: HergertCollection
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1911
Owner: HuD
 
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